Month: March 2013

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Be prepared to be unprepared!

What the Sister didn’t ask for Although I don’t go around with a rope and a pen knife, I have always tried to live by the Girl Guide Motto ” Be Prepared”. In fact one of the best things about doing anything is getting prepared and I love getting things organised. However, I’ve always found …

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Knit One, Purl One and Pass Slipped Stitch Over

The Joys of Knitting With 2012 being one of the most stressful and horrible years of my life, I had to try several ways to beat the stress.  Every problem brings upon a million suggestions and almost every day I got new advice to try walking talking ranting  raving blogging homeopathy sleeping pills psychiatric counselling …

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Soap Opera

This evening I opened up my Inbox and found this delightful email from my friend KumKum. Unfortunately she did not identify the author but I would like to share this incident with some bath time memories of my own :  Water that smelt metallic thanks to being stored in huge drums Bathrooom  doors that  barely …

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Yeda ban ke peda

This very strange sounding title in Bambaiya – the bastardized Hindi that is the official language of my city that is neither Hindi nor Marathi which totally captures the spirit of this city – cheeky and irreverent – loses its flavour when translated into plain English. However, in simple English it means a Smart Fool.  …

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Crime and Punishment

Ever since Sanjay Dutt has been sentenced to jail for a 5 year tern our TV anchors have been hosting debates on whether he should be pardoned or not. Many people feel that Sanjay Dutt should be pardoned because The case is 20 years old and he has already “suffered” the fear of being arrested …

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Towers of Gold

http://skyley.blogspot.in/Last evening as the sun went down a flash of light caught my eye. I went behind and found my city bathed in a golden glow of dying sun, a sign of hope as thoughts of sadness crossed my mind. At the very moment that I was clicking these photos, a friend of mine was …

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No Monkey Business

It seems Mumbaikars are not the only ones feeling the heat these days. A few weeks ago I heard this story from a friend who is a member of Mumbai‘s tony Willingdon Club a veritable haven with lovely old trees and a grassy golf course bang in the middle of the city. She told me …

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Installations against a Mumbai sky

The theme of this year’s Kala Ghoda festival was re-cycling. Having been really too busy these past few weeks to take any fresh photographs, I thought I’d share those sunny skies from February . Today our skies are very different. With cotton wool clouds streaking the sky and temperatures soaring high, all I can think …

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RIP

Early this morning, infact I woke up with Hubby Dear announcing the news to anyone who cared to hear that an old family retainer passed away. L was a man all of 75 + who had spent the better part of his life in service to the family. He had left his home at the …

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Wow Dinga , Bibbas and Babies

                                                    Coming from a land which is the second most populous place on earth and with Indian families extending from here to eternity, it would seem strange indeed that the …

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Smiles from ear to ear and the ties that bind

Aghara (Hindi: अघाड़ा) (Photo credit: dinesh_valke) With temeperatures hitting the low 40s this past week Mumbaikars have been sporting sweat drenched frowns while they scurry around in a city that is growing more concrete than grass. The hot weather, however, hasn’t stopped two people I meet every day from sporting smiles that are growing wider …

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From the sky and down below

I’ve been away from Skywatch for quite a while now only because I remembered to post after the day is done! So this week I decided to post before the day dawns and to mark this re-entry, I chose to put up my pictures from a plane. I’ve always wondered how people managed to take …

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Am I truly Happy? – Shailendra Singh’s Gyaan on how to beat stress and be happy

Having briefly met Shailendra Singh when he was just starting out as a businessman, I was intrigued by the title of his book “F?@K KNOWS” and was keen on reviewing it. However, despite being familiar with profanity, I doubt I’ll be comfortable going into a bookshop and asking for a book with such a name; …

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Organising a Baby layette

I seem to be one of those ladies who is eternally a lady in waiting. Waiting for the bai to come Waiting for the bathroom to get free Waiting for the kids to get home from school Waiting for the cake to rise Waiting for the rain to stop. No matter what stage of life …